85 evacuated after Goldsboro senior housing building floods

Wayne County News

GOLDSBORO, N.C. (WNCN) – A building home to low income senior citizens in Goldsboro flooded after a water pipe burst Wednesday morning, officials and residents told CBS 17.

According to City of Goldsboro officials, 85 people were evacuated from the Waynesborough House, located at 104 S. Center St., due to the pipe break and flooding.

Evacuated residents at the scene told CBS 17 that a water pipe burst on the 8th floor and caused water to leak all the way down to the lobby.

According to residents, the inside of the building was flooded with standing water in hallways and water flowing into rooms.

Severe storms rolled through the city on Tuesday but the incident was not related to the weather, those on scene said.

A building inspection was completed by noon.

Residents who live on floors 1-6 are moving back in and residents who have hardwood floors on floors 7-8 will also get to move back in.

Resident who have carpet on floors 7-8 can not move in yet. Building officials said they will need another 24 hours to make sure the rooms are dried out. There are about 20 people who will be impacted by the decision.

The impacted residents can stay with another resident inside the building if they like. If not, the building owner has rooms booked at local hotels for residents who need it.

The city has a bus service for the residents who need to get to the hotel room.

City officials said no one was injured.

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